Messi, not easy to manage for Pochettino

Huge added value in the field, Lionel Messi nonetheless complicates the task of Mauricio Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino is full of praise for Lionel Messi. So much so that words fail him when it comes to saying all the good things he thinks about his compatriot.  » I might not be the most appropriate person to describe it. I don’t have the words. There are many more people with a broader vocabulary to describe Leo the way he deserves. “, He explained to the UEFA website. The signing of the six-fold Golden Ball, which he did not expect, is therefore a blessing for the Argentinian technician.

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Can’t wait to see Lionel Messi at work in the Parisian ranks, Eric Abidal nevertheless considers that the arrival of the former Barcelonan does not only have advantages for the coach of the PSG. The fault of the choices he will have to make when composing his line of attack. «  For PSG, it is another offensive asset. Everyone is eager to see the trio. Even if today it is not limited to these three on the offensive plan. It will be a headache for the coach ”, he explained in the columns of the Parisian. Yes Mauro Icardi seems promised to a role of luxury joker, Angel Di Maria could indeed find it difficult to be satisfied with a role of understudy.

However, the opposing defenses have much more to fear from the arrival of Lionel Messi at PSG. “Messi, Mbappé, Neymar, it’s scary, that’s for sure. If they are having a good day, it can hurt very quickly ”, he confided, insisting nevertheless on the need to « Find the complementarity between these players, see how they can work together. » However, the finalist of the 2006 World Cup recognized it easily: “We must wish them good luck to the defenders. « 

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